Youth and Economic Development Specialist

Posted 10 months ago by World Vision
Location Duhok Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
Youth and Economic Development Specialist – Duhok
World Vision International is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.  
World Vision - Iraq Office is looking for a highly qualified and motivated person for the position of Youth and Economic Development Specialist - Duhok

Youth & ED Officer will be responsible for implementation of Youth Resolve Programme and act as a youth expert. The individual will be responsible for providing technical and organizational support and overseeing the contextualization and implementation of interventions in IDP’s, refugees and affected host communities. Liaises and works closely with youth related structures, stakeholders and community members and carries out day-to-day coordination of respective advice service, vocational education program meanwhile looking for the employment and apprenticeship opportunities for accomplishing program deliverables in compliance with EU requirements.
  • Implement Programme activities in accordance with the Programme guidelines and targets Program is implemented successfully and within established timelines
  • Provide with continuous feedback on marketplace conditions, technology changes and all external factors that are likely to be relevant in near future
  • Spread the Youth Resolve Programme identity and message into national stakeholders
  • Learnings provided include potentiality and capability assessments in a clear manner and sufficient for creating/adjusting model guidelines
  • Ensure the quality monitoring of Vocational training/apprenticeship/capacity building events within in accordance to the quality standards Monitoring system is developed and quality of training/capacity building is measured.
  • New approaches to targeted training is proposed
  • Lead and facilitate sharing best practices within staff and stakeholders
  • Provide technical input and coordination of advocacy actions in Youth Empowerment
  • Establish systems, processes, contextualize models to support team in having one common approach in solving the raised issues within the scope of Livelihood programming
  • Encouraging and inspiring people to do their best
  • Clear communication skills
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Exceptional talent for communicating with staff to assist them in working flexibly
  • Excellent networking skills aimed at generating business and ensuring loyal clientele
  • Knowledge of the IDPs/refugees’ context in IQ is desirable.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure, efficient task prioritization and time management
  • Understanding of community mobilization and empowerment principles and approaches
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Bachelor degree minimum
  • Excellent organizational, analytical skill
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English, Arabic and Kurdish languages

World Vision is an equal-opportunity employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes and supports all employees to achieve the maximum extent of their potential. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Mode of Application:
As a Child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks.


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